1 July 2013

Does being healthy mean eating like a rabbit?

When you start you eat more healthily do you find that friends, colleagues and family call it rabbit food? It’s good enough for a rabbit, then it should be good enough for you right?

Let’s take a step back. What is the real story here? One can only hazard a guess, but whatever the reason, if you are embarking on a healthier living journey, you could possibly be on the receiving end of both positive and negative comments.

Michelin starred restaurant chefs pride themselves on producing and creating superb meals and the food they use tends to be the best quality. Each chef will go to great lengths to source organic or free range meat, poultry and vegetables, fruit plus sustainable or wild fish.

A great example is Gordon Ramsay. He prides himself on producing the best quality meals. Yes ok, he gets hot under the collar and abuses people which I don’t feel is necessary (this could just be for TV though, so who knows!) but his passion for food is something you cannot ignore.

In his TV program Hell’s Kitchen, he turns a flagging restaurant with bad food and bad management into a gastronomic experience where great customer service is key. How does he do it? By highlighting the causes. Whether it is down to untrained kitchen staff, lazy or weak management, there is always a cause.

Now, think about your health. Is it where you would like it to be? If not, then ask yourself if you are sourcing the best food to nourish your body with. That’s the key. Of course your budget will factor here but the point is, do you treat your body to Michelin standards regardless of your budget?

It’s not recommended to dump cheap food into your body because you’ll soon experience the effects and the effects are usually negative; headaches, dull dry, spotty skin, bad acne, PMT, bloating, wind, cravings, energy slumps, premature ageing…the list goes on.

It’s not difficult to upgrade what you buy when you go shopping so here’s a little exercise for you for this week.

When you next go shopping, swap two unhealthy foods for two healthier versions, for example, white rice for brown. This alone will have a positive impact on your health. Where you can, avoid swapping for something you know you are allergic to or don’t tolerate very well.

Something to share? I would love to read your comments on this article or your own health challenges that you have or are trying to resolves naturally.